Tamil Nadu police registers FIR against BJP’s Prashant Umrao, journo for posting ‘fake news’ on Bihar migrants


Image source: @IPPATEL/TWITTER Uttar Pradesh BJP Spokesperson Prashant Patel Umrao.

Bihar Migrants Attack: Nearly two days after an editor of a Hindi daily and a Bhartiya Janata party spokesperson posted an alleged “fake” video about the killing of Bihar migrants in Tamil Nadu, state police registered an FIR against the duo on Saturday.

According to the reports, the Tamil Nadu police registered FIR against journalist Mohammed Tanvir and Uttar Pradesh BJP spokesperson Prashant Patel Umrao. According to the police, both had been tweeting disinformation about people coming from Bihar in Tamil Nadu, causing major chaos in the political arena.

India Tv - Screengrab of now deleted post shared by BJP Spox.

Image source: @IPPATEL/TWITTERScreengrab of the now-deleted post shared by BJP Spox.

Earlier on Friday, the opposition BJP caused a stir in the Bihar assembly before organizing a strike and demanding that a team of House members be sent to Tamil Nadu to verify reports of attacks on Bihari migrant workers in Tamil Nadu. Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary starkly noted the unruly behavior of some of the BJP MLAs who had entered the well and put chairs on the table of the reporting staff.

Tamil Nadu DGP refutes BJP’s claims

The allegations came despite Tamil Nadu’s DGP denying reports of violence and criticizing the BJP for raising a stench over unverified claims.

Later today, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin clarified that the videos circulating on social media platforms were not accurate and added that migrants in the state should report to the police if they witness such an incident.

Stalin said he spoke to Nitish Kumar by phone and assured him that no harm would come to the workers and told him that “all the workers are our workers who help the growth of Tamil Nadu and nothing will happen that will affect them, I have assured him.

Speaking at an event in Chennai, Stalin said that no one can create disagreements between parties opposed to the BJP. He reiterated tough action against elements disturbing public order, seen as a covert attack on BJP.

A four-member team of Bihar officials arrived in Chennai and held talks with authorities, including officials from the labor department, and are also expected to meet senior state officials and Bihari workers in places such as the textile hubs of Coimbatore and Tirupur.

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